20 February 2017
New open access article suggests that psychological researchers may be particularly vulnerable to non-financial biases.
Pharmaceutical industry funding can be complex, but the general principle of declaring financial conflicts of interest is now embedded in medical research culture - so can the same be said of psychology?
While there is less risk of financially-based conflicts in this area, psychological researchers can be particularly vulerable to non-financial biases, according to a new open access article in the journal BMJ Open.
The research team, led by Klaus Lieb from the University of Mainz, examined 95 systematic and meta-analytic reviews that had evaluated the efficacy of psychological therapies by looking at the weight of evidence across multiple randomised controlled trials.
Read more on our Research Digest blog.